Transportation (News)

AC Transit delays fare increase

Submitted by News Desk on Thu, 01/24/2008 - 2:11pm

Agency agrees to seek more data before considering changes

AC Transit directors have decided unanimously to delay consideration of a proposed fare increase in order to collect more data on how it would affect ridership.

Riders told the East Bay bus agency's directors Wednesday evening what they thought of proposals to raise fares by 25 cents, to a base fare of $2.


AC Transit considers fare increases

Submitted by News Desk on Wed, 01/23/2008 - 3:29pm

Four fare proposals to receive directors' attention at today's meeting AC bus riders may face fare increases

AC Transit is considering a proposal to raise its regular bus fare from $1.75 to $2 as of July 1 to cope with expected state subsidy cuts and rising operating costs.

Board members for the agency, which serves western Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, will discuss four fare-raising scenarios to raise as much as $9 million at a meeting beginning at 5:30 p.m. today.


Bay Area anchors megaregion: Sprawl, industry help unite Northern California

Submitted by News Desk on Sun, 01/13/2008 - 12:58am
On Nov. 27, thousands of Sacramento County commuters crept into the darkness to begin what for some would be a two-hour trip to work in the East Bay, San Francisco or Silicon Valley.

Later that morning, two bureaucrats from Oakland drove in the opposite direction. They sought -- and won -- more money for improving the area's outdated rail and other types of freight transportation than most had thought possible.


Port of Oakland drivers endure long waits, low pay

Submitted by admin on Fri, 01/11/2008 - 12:20pm

OAKLAND — In the larger of a two-room West Oakland apartment, three young men lie asleep, two on sofas, the youngest on the floor. It's 6 a.m., and in the other room, their parents, Mohammed Asif and Dhalid Shaheen, have finished praying.

Asif weaves through the bodies of his sleeping sons to make his tea in the cubbyhole kitchen before he leaves his home to drive to the trucking company where he parks his diesel truck each night.



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